First Green Bank Downtown

When the First Green Bank project was completed in 2018 it was celebrated as the first LEED v4 ID&C Retail Platinum project certification in the world. The project team responsible for the (now) Seacoast Bank Building, located at 250 North Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando, (formerly First Green Bank) was awarded the USGBC’s Innovative Project Award for Central Florida. The award recognizes all members of the project team including:  The Collage Companies, FCM Engineering, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting and TLC Engineering Solutions. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) leads the national conversation on sustainability in building practices through LEED. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world.

Rob Maphis, Vice President and COO of The Collage Companies says of the significance of LEED in the construction industry today, “LEED v4 is designed to up the ante with a more flexible, performance-based approach that calls for measurable results throughout a building’s life cycle. It also allows for a more streamlined user experience and more goal-oriented credits.”